US and allies urge Israeli restraint as Iran warns of significant response

Several Western leaders are urging Israel to refrain from escalating its feud with Iran, as Tehran prepares for an attack and warns of a “painful response.”

Some countries hoping Israel will show restraint instead of escalating the tension with Tehran participated in the international coalition that aided Israel in thwarting Iran’s unprecedented aerial attack last weekend.

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron told BBC TV, “I think they’re perfectly justified to think they should respond because they have been attacked, but we are urging them as friends to think with head as well as heart, to be smart as well as tough.”

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Wednesday that she hopes both sides demonstrate “prudence and restraint.”

“At a time like this, when Iran is not only attacking Israel without precedent but has brought the entire region to the brink
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